FOI request detail

Red route road markings query

Request ID: FOI-2366-2223
Date published: 19 January 2023

You asked

Are TFL responsible for the painted road markings on red route roads? If not who is? What is the reason there are no zig zag white lines at the pelican crossing next to Lewisham Train Station on Station Road near the junction with the A20. (There are double red lines there).

We answered

Our ref: FOI-2366-2223/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 20 December 2022 asking for information about Red route road markings.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

TfL is responsible for road marking on red routes. There are no zig zag white lines at the crossing you refer to because it forms part of a junction rather than a stand alone crossing.

Zig-zag lines indicate requirements or prohibitions relating to stopping or overtaking at crossing facilities. A crossing is defined as where vehicular traffic is
stopped only for the purpose of enabling pedestrians, cyclists or equestrians to cross the carriageway and not for the purpose of regulating the vehicular
traffic at a junction.

As the location referred to forms part of a junction, zig-zag markings are not required.

If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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